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Two arrested in drug-related shooting death

By Staff | Jul 1, 2017

Cape Coral Police detectives have arrested two men in connection with a shooting death officials say was connected with a drug deal that went wrong.

Nicholas Goffar, 19, was shot Thursday night in the 2100 block of Kismet Parkway W. in a transaction for marijuana that ended in gunfire after Goffar attempted to steal the drug, the Cape Coral Police Department said in a prepared statement released Friday night.

Julio Dominguez, 26, of 906 S.E. 26 Terrace, and Grenier Dominguez, 19, of 711 N.W. 18 Place, were arrested Friday.

“Detectives worked throughout the night and all day, interviewing witnesses and locating suspects,” the release states. “The investigation revealed that the victim went to a residence just north of Kismet Parkway, located at 2205 NW 24 Terrace, to purchase a large quantity of marijuana. During the transaction, Goffar attempted to steal the marijuana and exchanged gunfire with two suspects. The suspects chased Goffar from the residence, continuing to shoot at him, striking him twice in the back. The suspect then got into a truck and drove to where Goffar lay mortally wounded, and retrieved the marijuana. They then pointed their guns at an unnamed witness, placing that person in immediate fear for their safety and fled the area in the vehicle.”

Julio Dominguez was charged with second degree murder and aggravated assault.

Grenier Dominguez was charged with accessory after the fact for second degree murder and aggravated assault.

Both were taken to the Lee County Jail.

Additional search warrants in connection to this case have been executed, police said.

Source: CCPD